International Students Socializing with Social Media in the U.S.

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This is for my graduate class explaining the benefits of social media to international students attending U.S. colleges.

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International Students Socializing with Social Media in the U.S.

  1. 1. How To Socialize With Social Media As An International Student in the U.S. Culture Shock
  2. 2. As an international student studying abroad in the U.S. can sometimes be difficult when trying to make friends and socialize. Fact 1: During the 2011-2012 school year more than 764,400 international students were attending American colleges.
  3. 3. As a student of the social media era it can be as easy as clicking a mouse to finding a group, club, team, or others that you can meet with to help the transition from being a long way from home. Don’t Be Nervous!
  4. 4. SOME OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE:
  5. 5. Fact 2: 85-95% of college student are on Facebook. 2,000 colleges are on Facebook. Fact 3: Yelp is a directory on businesses in different cities (i.e. restaurants, shopping areas, and others) are rated by people who have been there. Fact 4: This video sharing website will help students learn about what it is like going to college in America from other international students.
  6. 6. Fact 6:
  7. 7. Fact 7: Linkedin is a great tool for all students including international students communicate with other students and companies (in the United States or in their home country). I great way to profile your brag sheet. Fact 8: Another social network that can give advice, knowledge, and inform a international student to help them prepare and understand how to be a part of college that they are attending.
  8. 8. COMMON PHRASES USED IN THE U.S.:
  9. 9. Hello, my name is (say your name). I am an international student from (say your country) . How are you doing? What is there to do for fun around here? I like to ________ (explain what activities you like to do). What do you like to do? Do you want to hang out sometime? Turn up ( get excited)!
  10. 10. If you do not know exactly how to phrase something. Use apps to help translate and understand the conversation (all free apps): • http://www.google.com/mobile/translate/ • http://www.freetranslation.com/mobile/ • Speero Voice Translator Multilanguage 4.0 • ArgImBabelfish • JLearnItMe
  11. 11. SOME WEBSITES THAT CAN HELP
  12. 12. http://www.internationalstudent.com/study_usa/ way-of-life/culture-shock/ http://plaza.ufl.edu/ffgao/mmc5015/final/ http://www.juliaferguson.com/shock.html There are plenty of websites to find. Remember Always Do Some Research!!!!!!
  13. 13. HEAR ABOUT CULTURE SHOCK FROM YOUR PEERS
  14. 14. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPfB6GIjM 9Q • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H82IFq0H bTQ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7iznNFG zIg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=powo_Xw MTZs Videos brought to you by YouTube.com
  15. 15. Resources • Fact 1: Number of International Students Attending American Colleges and Universities Continues Rising (2013, July 31). In VOA Learning English. Retrieved July 31, 2013, from http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/article/1546399.html • Fact 2:Chapman, E. (2011, November 8). Facebook Facts Revealed . In Collegiate Times. Retrieved July 31, 2013, from http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/18784/facebook-facts- revealed • Fact 3: Yelp, Inc. (2013, June). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 31, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yelp,_Inc. • Fact 5: Junco, R. (2013, March 12). Using Twitter to Improve College Student Engagement. In South by Southwest. Retrieved July 31, 2013, from http://schedule.sxsw.com/2011/events/event_IAP5359 • Background Music: Selena Gome- Come Get It
  16. 16. THE END Thank you for listening! #TSO #internationalstudents # socialmedia

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